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From the Archive: Three Poems by Jonathan Pankratz

From the Archive: Three Poems by Jonathan Pankratz

Fire season is here again in British Columbia. With temperatures rising and summer just around the corner, we are reminded of poet Jonathan Pankratz’s work about his experience as a forest fire fighter, poems that are as unique as they are haunting. From, “Wildfire on […]

An interview with Zsuzsi Gartner

An interview with Zsuzsi Gartner

Back in November 2014, Zsuzsi Gartner appeared at KPU as a part of the “Women Writers: How Do They Work” panel. Pulp Managing Editor Stephanie Peters got to ask her a few great questions like this one: I’m struck by the use of reoccurring motifs in […]

From the Archive: Descent with Modification by Kirsten Sedore

From the Archive: Descent with Modification by Kirsten Sedore

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Are we on a journey of extinction or redemption?

Kirsten Sedore asks big questions about the physical and psychological nature of the human relationship with the world.

The seven large, free standing paintings in Descent with Modification show a physical evolutionary progression through space. The viewer is invited to experience deeper involvement into the work by walking around each painting.

The series explores identity within the complications of domesticated western life and ask the question: have we doomed ourselves by creating a barrier of disconnect between our perceived needs and the rest of the world’s needs for survival?

Read the full artist statement here.

 

From the Archive: Questionable Methods Of Political Socialization by Simon Massey

From the Archive: Questionable Methods Of Political Socialization by Simon Massey

We are going deep into the Archive this week for a selection from our inaugural issue, Questionable Methods Of Political Socialization by Simon Massey, a funny and searing work of creative non-fiction. “Grow up with a slight ambivalence toward authority, picture yourself as “hard-edged.” Listen to […]

So this is the New Year

So this is the New Year

Here at Pulp, 2015 brings an exciting anniversary. Pulp turns 10! We have come a long way over the last 4 years and couldn’t be happier to still be here to share the best in art and writing from the KPU community. We will continue […]

From the Archive: Burnt Hair by Taryn Pearcey

From the Archive: Burnt Hair by Taryn Pearcey

photo credit: True Loves Photography
photo credit: True Loves Photography

This week From the Archive is Burnt Hair from Kwantlen graduate and award winning fiction writer, Taryn Pearcey.

“The first thing I burn is a white dandelion, the kind that scatters all its little umbrella seeds in the breeze when you blow on it. I am eleven, and it is the summer after Nana dies. My friends ditch me because I don’t want to trade lip-gloss or gush about which boys in our grade might be cute by September. Instead I hang out with Joel King from down the street, which makes Mom stop talking to me for even longer than when I cut off most of my hair with her good sewing scissors…”

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